Samantha Kinghorn in Great Britain squad for Dubai World Para Athletics Championships | Athletics News

Last Updated: 18/09/19 10:35am

Samantha Kinghorn is looking to add to her four World medals on the track

Samantha Kinghorn is looking to add to her four World medals on the track

Wheelchair sprinter Samantha Kinghorn has been named in the 43-strong Great Britain squad for the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

The 23-year-old Sky Sports Scholar will be looking for more glory during the championships that run between November 7-15 after her 100m and 200m gold and 400m bronze in London two years ago. She also won 200m bronze in Doha in 2015.

Other world champions in the squad competing in the United Arab Emirates include 10-time world champion Hannah Cockroft, Hollie Arnold, Sophie Hahn, Aled Davies, Jonnie Peacock, Richard Whitehead, Kadeena Cox, Sophie Kamlish and Stef Reid.

Former Sky Scholar and long jumper and sprinter Olivia Breen will also hope to repeat her golden success from London in 2017.

Kinghorn, coached by Ian Mirfin and will sprint in the T53 100m & Universal 4x100m relay, is desperate for more medals after struggling during the summer with health problems.

But after a gruelling few weeks on the training track, she is in good spirits and said: “This year has been a tough one for me but I’m so delighted to be pulling on that GB vest for these championships.

“This will be my third World Championships in my career which is just amazing. I’ll be pushing myself so hard to get the best possible outcome.”

GB Para Athletics head coach, Paula Dunn added: “The event is a key competition in the cycle as well the final opportunity to take on the best in the world at a global championship before Tokyo.

“I’m really excited to see how this team performs in two months. We enjoyed our best ever world championships at the biggest edition of the event in London two years ago, but we are not complacent.

“Para Athletics is ever evolving and athletes from all countries have continued to improve since then. I expect our team to step-up and show their ability on the international stage.”

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